William W. Vest letter to George Vest, 1887 May 5

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William W. Vest letter to George Vest, 1887 May 5

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Wmsburg May 5. 1887

Dr Geo.

Your letter of 21 Apl. duly
recd. I am a poor letter writer & do
very little except on business.

We shall go from home in June and
shall be from place to place until fall.
Defer your visit until the summer is over.

For some months past I have been
thinking of what I could do for you
and Waller that would really
be the best thing for you. I think
I have made up my mind to try
and educate you - to send you both
this fall to the Virginia Military
Institute - two or three sessions
there will give you an opportunity
of being thoroughly educated -
which is a blessing beyond price.
I hope your mother will approve
of my plans. I have a poor

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idea of College's generally, but this
Military College is different from
any in the state & has peculiar
advantages. It's located at Lexington
a healthy & lovely country.

I send enclosed an article cut
from a Richmond newspaper
for your mother to read.

I shall write to the Superintendent
of the Institute for information.
I think the College course begins
1 Sep.

My love to yr mother
& Waller. Kind regards to Mr.
Watkins.

Yr loving [illegible] gr. father.
W. W. Vest

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Vest, William W., “William W. Vest letter to George Vest, 1887 May 5,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed December 4, 2022, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/248.

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